Aultbeithe is situated 20 miles northwest of Stornoway on the A857/8. The cottage is half a mile down a single-track road off the main A858, a mile south of Shawbost.

By air, the nearest airport is just outside Stornoway, approximately 35 minutes drive from Aultbeithe. Flybe serves all the routes from the Scottish mainland to Stornoway Airport: Caledonian MacBrayne run a number of ferry routes both between the Western Isles and to the Scottish mainland.

You can choose to travel to Ullapool and take the ferry to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis or go over the Skye Bridge to Uig and take the ferry to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris – +44 (0) 87 05 65 00 00. Regular bus services connect with ferry arrival and departures times. The main operators from Central Scotland are Scottish Citylink Coaches, for all connections call +44 (0) 99 05 05 05 05 or check times online at

For timetables and information on getting around the islands by bus phone Stornoway Bus Station on +44 (0)1851 704327. Ask for Dalbeg and the bus will stop at the end of the road, leaving a short walk down the hill to the house.